New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2018. Michael Gorra (ed.). First Edition. Paperback. Very Good/ Fine. Bottom corner of front cover is lightly creased. Some leaves are slightly curled from moisture, but text block remains bright and unmarked. Chronology. Suggestions for Further Reading. 14.5 x 23.5 cm. 647 pp. Item #13397
"Michael Gorra’s wise and worldly new critical edition of James’s first masterpiece will help readers of all persuasions appreciate The Portrait of a Lady as a brilliant experiment in the art of the novel; as a landmark in the emergence of American literature; and as an open-ended, quietly terrifying meditation on American identity in its encounter with the world.” —Mary Loeffelholz, Northeastern University
This Norton Critical Edition includes:
• The New York Edition of the novel, accompanied by Michael Gorra’s introduction and explanatory footnotes.
• Background and contextual materials centering on James as a writer, The Portrait of a Lady in revision, and reviews of the novel by James’s contemporaries.
• Seven important critical essays, chosen for their accessibility.
• A Chronology and Suggestions for Further Reading.